Reporting to the University Fire Safety Officer & Assistant
Director of Occupational Health Services, the Occupational Safety
and Health Compliance Officer will perform comprehensive safety and
health inspections, surveys, audits, monitoring, and evaluations to
determine compliance with EHS programs and OSHA regulations,
including those that are very complex, and where extensive
knowledge of regulatory requirements and hazard controls is
necessary to make judgment calls on research and development
applications, which do not fall into the traditional
implementation. Handles most challenging assignments. Uses highly
complex criteria, data collection, and interviewing techniques.
Interprets and applies regulatory requirements and provides
guidance to staff. Interviews observe and investigate workplaces
for hazard identification, evaluation of risk, and recommendations
on engineering and administrative controls and personal protective
equipment. Documents findings and effectively communicates
corrective and preventative measures to various levels of the
campus community. Acts as subject matter expert to the campus
community for assigned program areas. Coordinates, schedules, and
performs industrial hygiene-related inspections and monitoring as
needed or required to determine compliance with standards and OSHA
regulations. Performs other duties as needed or required.
- An advanced degree in occupational safety and health, industrial
hygiene, safety engineering, closely related discipline, or
training and experience that is equivalent to an advanced
- Experience working in a lead role as a safety specialist.
- Working knowledge of OSHA standards and the interpretations,
technical principles, practices, and procedures used to comply with
OSHA regulations and industry standards.
- Experience performing safety and health evaluations, audits, and
- Experience preparing technical reports and professional
- Strong interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, and
- Experience with Microsoft Office software.
- Working knowledge of industrial hygiene project design,
evaluation, sampling, analysis, and remediation practices.
- Experience performing industrial hygiene-related evaluations and
monitoring and the preparation of technical reports.
- Extensive experience performing safety audits and inspections in
both construction and general industries.
- Certified Industrial Hygienist
$60,000 - $63,000
August 25, 2021
(Posting will remain active until the position is filled;
preference will be given to submissions received prior to review
- Must be able to navigate stairs and ladders.
- Ability to lift 30 pounds unassisted.
- Must have an acceptable and safe driving record
- Must have a driver's license check
- Must be able to wear respiratory protection and must participate
in the university medical surveillance program as needed or
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal
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